‘I don’t think I want to do this’: Harley Quinn Star Margot Robbie Wanted to Quit Acting but Her Mom Forbade Her

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Being an actor comes with a lot of mental and emotional risks. During the lowest point of her time, Margot Robbie wanted to quit Hollywood and stop acting altogether. She revealed, however, that her mother came to save the day.


Margot Robbie found fame from Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) before which she had to earn he way through minor roles in various places.

Margot Robbie is a well known actress presently.
Margot Robbie is a well-known actress presently.

Margot Robbie Wanted To Quit Acting

Starting her career back in 2008, Margot Robbie in the Television series Neighbours. She was a regular in the show until 2011. Following her journey to America, she took on a role in Pan Am. The series was unfortunately canceled after the first season and Margot Robbie was at an all-time low.

Margot Robbie in The Suicide Squad (2021).
Margot Robbie in The Suicide Squad (2021).

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Margot Robbie was picked up by Martin Scorsese to star along with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013. The newly found success was quite overwhelming for the actress to bear and that’s when she wanted to quit.

Talking to Vanity Fair, the actress talked about how she wanted to quit acting and how her mother told her it was too late to quit now.


“Something was happening in those early stages and it was all pretty awful, and I remember saying to my mom, ‘I don’t think I want to do this.’ And she just looked at me, completely straight-faced, and was like, ‘Darling, I think it’s too late not to.’ That’s when I realized the only way was forward.”

Margot Robbie after the years found much success after being hailed as one of the best Harley Quinn adaptations. The actress in her interview continued,

“I know how to go through airports, and now I know who’s trying to f*ck me over in what ways,”

The Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood actress went on to star in several blockbuster movies and is all set to shine in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie.

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Margot Robbie’s Magic Acting Skills in Barbie

Margot Robbie in the upcoming movie Barbie.
Margot Robbie in the upcoming movie Barbie.

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While talking to Vanity Fair, the director of the upcoming movie Barbie Greta Gerwig commented on the incredible and almost magic-like acting skills of Margot Robbie. While wanting to shoot an extremely difficult shot, The Suicide Squad actress moved at a greater speed than the camera!

 “Once, I wanted to capture Margot in slow motion but have everything else move fast. So I went up to her and said, ‘Could you move at 48 frames per second, even though we’re shooting in 24 frames per second and everyone else will be moving at regular speed?’”

The Little Women director continued,


Margot Robbie “did some calculation behind her eyes and then f-cking did it. She literally moved at a higher frame rate. I don’t know what category that goes into other than magic,”

The movie also stars Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, and Simu Liu and will be a one-of-a-kind movie and is slated for 21st July 2023 in the UK.

Source: Vanity Fair


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